How cervical spondylosis gets diagnosed and treated?


Diagnosis of cervical spondylosis is made by performing special tests which help doctor to diagnose symptoms of cervical spondylosis. These special tests include Spurling’s Test (Neck compression test), X-ray of side view of neck and MRI scan.

Treatment of cervical spondylosis includes four steps which are medical, physiotherapy, relaxation, and ergonomics. In case of medical treatment muscle relaxants and analgesics are advised by the doctor. Doctor can also advice cortisone injections. Surgical treatment is advised only when physiotherapy and medical treatment fails and nerves are severely affected.

Physiotherapy includes cervical contraction, shortwave diathermy, posture correction, collars, physical and mental relaxation. Ergonomics generally concentrates on the furniture design. The design of furniture should be such as to support body structure and does not cause any strain on muscles of neck and back.

Cervical spondylosis can be cured if particular attention is given in early stages.


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  1. platt says:

    It’s nice to read personal stories with an increase of details, when i have experienced changes and ‘symptoms’ but We have no idea if they’re in connection with cervical cancer or not- .. like We have lower back pain, pelvic pain, some slight changes in bleeding and pain during intercourse plus more frequent urination nevertheless the descriptions of symptoms are so general that it really helps it be challenging to not worry or higher react to every little pain. (I’m having a colposcopy the following month)